The Macmillan Illustrated Encyclopedia of Myths & Legends
Macmillan, 1989 - 260 pages
Fully indexed and containing lavish color illustrations and a wealth of line drawings, this is the most up-to-date, beautiful, and graphically useful reference of its kind on the market today.
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An example of their creative borrowing is the story of the labours of Heracles. The
recent discovery of a Sumerian epic about the similar exploits of Ninurta, son of
the air god Enlil, leaves no doubt that there was once a widespread tradition in ...
HERA The sister and wife of Zeus, the chief HERACLES * 5) The great hero of
the Greeks, and god of the ancient Greeks. She was possibly once lord of Tiryns,
an ancient principally a mother goddess. The daughter of KRONOS and Rhea, ...
When Heracles arrived, he was welcomed by Hippolyta, who handed over the
belt without demur. But Hera was furious that Heracles should have such luck,
and stirred up the Amazons against him. In the desperate fight that followed, ...
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This gorgeously illustrated book is divided into three sections: essays on the role of myth in major civilizations, including non-European ones; an encyclopedia of gods and goddesses; and a micropedia ... Read full review